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Matthew Talbert

Director, School of Music Associate Professor of Music Education

Matthew Talbert, Associate Professor of Music Education, joined the faculty at Ohio University in the fall of 2016. His responsibilities include teaching undergraduate and graduate courses in music education, with additional teaching responsibilities in the Patton College of Education.

Prior to his appointment at Ohio University, Dr. Talbert served on the faculty at Berea College in Berea, KY. While at Berea, Dr. Talbert taught courses in Music Education and directed the Berea College Wind Ensemble and Jazz Ensemble. Dr. Talbert enjoyed a successful tenure as a public school teacher in North Carolina, where ensembles under his direction consistently earned superior ratings and students earned placement in district and state honor bands.

Dr. Talbert’s current research interests include the manner in which adult amateur musicians process music, the role of mentoring in aiding in teacher retention and lesson planning strategies of pre-service teachers. Dr. Talbert is a member of the National Association for Music Education (NAfME), the Ohio Music Educators Association, the National Band Association and Pi Kappa Lambda. Dr. Talbert currently resides in Athens, with his wife, Jaclyn and their two children, Davis and Gracie.

Educational Background:

  • Ph.D. – Music Education, University of South Carolina (2012)
  • MM – Music Education, Appalachian State University (2005)
  • BM – Music Education, Appalachian State University (2004)